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Imports of PC chips to Russia fell by 14% since early 2013

November 12/2013

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Imports of polycarbonate (PC) chips to the Russian market in January-October, 2013, dropped by 14% year on year and totalled 39,300 tonnes, according to MRC DataScope.

Sabic and Bayer, the key importers of PC chips, have increased steadily their supplies to the Russian market since early 2013. However, they reduced significantly their October shipments from September, as follows: Sabic - by 48.2% and Bayer - by 23.2%.

The share of these companies in the Russian market in January-October, 2013, was 64% and 16%, respectively. At the same time, Mitsubishi Engineering Plastics Corp. (its import share is 3%) raised its October imports almost three-fold compared with the previous month.

The main sector of consumption of Sabic"s products are producers of moulded parts for electrical engineering and electronics. Bayer supplies to Russia construction grades of PC (for the production of PC sheets) and optical grades of PC (for the production of information carriers). Mitsubishi Engineering Plastics Corp."s PC is mainly used for blow moulding bottles and CD-ROM drives moulding.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:bottles others, granulate, polikarbonat, IM, sheet extrusion, sheets, Bayer, Mitsubishi Chemical, Sabic, Russia.
Category:General News
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